IBM Platform Computing

IBM Systems and Software take off with dramatic performance gains and industry-leading scalability

 

IBM Platform Computing

IBM Systems and Software take off with dramatic performance gains and industry-leading scalability


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How do you quickly address spikes in infrastructure demand?

IBM Platform Computing Cloud Service

 

How do you quickly address spikes in infrastructure demand?


IBM Platform Computing Cloud Service

IBM Platform Computing

The leader in Clusters, Grids, and HPC Clouds

HPC Cloud

The benefits of cloud computing are well-known – efficiency, flexibility, high utilization – but have been difficult to achieve in HPC environments. IBM Platform Computing solutions for HPC Cloud are designed to deliver high performance cloud resources that provide the performance you need along with the advantages of the cloud model.



The Challenge

The extraordinary performance demands that engineering, scientific, financial, and research workloads place upon technical and high performance computing (HPC) infrastructure has historically meant that these workloads were not suitable for cloud deployments, especially those that use virtualization technology. However, the performance gap between physical and virtual deployments is now closing and HPC and technical computing users can now benefit from the flexibility, cost efficiencies and improved resource sharing that cloud provides.


The Solution

Faster answers, fewer new costs

Cloud technologies, when carefully and flexibly applied, maximize the advantages and minimize the disadvantages for HPC. The packaging and automation of these cloud technologies is the value IBM Platform Computing Cloud solutions provide.

IBM Platform Computing solutions for HPC Cloud are designed to transform static computing resources into flexible high performance clouds that can be shared, remotely managed and easily provisioned to support the demands of compute- and data-intensive workloads and changing user requirements. This means your organization can deploy an efficient, consolidated infrastructure that meets time variant business and research demands—and also offers the performance that your users demand.

Based on proven cluster, grid, and HPC cloud technology from IBM Platform Computing, these cloud offerings have intuitive and versatile user interfaces, automated workload-based virtual and physical machine provisioning, robust “resource-aware” job scheduling and migration, and powerful self-service deployment capabilities to help ensure departmental, enterprise or community resources are optimally distributed and easy to manage. The tools are designed so you can align resources with project priorities and realize improved operational and cost efficiencies while achieving business goals unattainable with other management systems.


The Benefits

By applying cloud technologies and standards to established Technical Computing and HPC infrastructures, costly, inflexible silos can be eliminated and shared computing resources can be fully utilized to help you:


The Specifics

IBM Platform Computing provides a comprehensive set of cloud management capabilities; all designed to work together to address your HPC cloud needs.

Workload management

Automated cloud provisioning and workload migration

Shared infrastructure, multiple clusters and tenants, self-serve cluster creation

Graphical job submission and process flow management